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Employee Relations Human Resources

DeSoto, Texas, 75115, United States
February 15, 2018

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DESOTO, TX 75115


Human Resources Professional & Administration

Strategic HR professional with a Master’s Degree and proven ability to impact business results. Skilled in oral and written communication. Expert in developing people and process strategies to support business objectives; extremely effective in challenging situations. Recognized for ability to create order from chaos and identify simple solutions to complex business problems. Possess deep HR background and additional experience in full cycle recruiting and hiring, employee relations and Collective Bargaining Agreements.

Notable Achievements

Designed development program for Union employees; over 50% of class was promoted.

Processed over 800 Labor Claims (employee relation claims) in a 6 month timeframe.

Processed over 600 medical leave of absence requests within 5 months; audited at 100% accuracy.

Met and exceeded the 50% hiring goals for Interns, Management Trainees, and Experienced First Line Spvrs.

Revamped and accurately tracked Leave process for about 9200 employees. HR SKILLS

Employee Relations

Investigations/Labor Claims

FMLA/Leave of Absence

Labor Agreements/Unions

Talent Acquisition


Labor Relations



Orientation & On-Boarding

Leadership Training &


Diversity Training

HR Policies & Procedures


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY/BNSF RAILWAY Fort Worth, Texas Human Resources - Sr. Medical Specialist, 2014 to Present Compliance - Knowledge of federal rules and regulations governing employees through FRA and FMCSA, regularly interfacing with all levels of management, regarding Labor Relations regulations, precedents and procedures. Manage the client and candidate throughout the Medical & Environmental Health Department process including but not limited to Disability Care Management Program, Drug and Alcohol Testing Program, Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Employee Assistance Program, and Fitness-for-Duty Determination. Communicate internal HR/M policies and procedures; conduct policy training and develop incentive programs. Investigate complaints from employees and recommend process for resolution.

Partner with leadership and employees at all levels in the organization to ensure proper direction for business unit leaders regarding Drug, Alcohol, Removal from service and Return to work matters, Employee Relations, Leaves of Absence, Compensation and Benefits.

Drug and Alcohol DER for the Federal Railroad Administration.

Certified as Urine Drug Collector.

Vendor management to ensure compliance is adhered to as outlined by BNSF and the FRA.

Educate and disperse information to BNSF employees and their supervisors about MEH programs, policies, and procedures

Train Supervisors in Signs and Symptoms

Responsible for keeping records, creating reports, managing electronic and hard files, analyzing data and processes for integrity, and communicating with employees and their supervisors to ensure fulfillment of program goals and federal compliance

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY/BNSF RAILWAY Fort Worth, Texas Supervisor, Manpower Planning (Engineering): 2008 – 2014 Employee Relations - Knowledge of and skill in applying a wide range of employee/labor relations concepts, laws, regulations and procedures. Negotiated labor agreement violations and settlements. Prepared documents for arbitrations, Co-supervised 30-35 union represented clerical staff in a call center environment; manage the leave of absence process for 9200 Engineering union employees; managed attendance for union employees, assigned various workloads; Training and Development, DOT compliance, employee relations, process and resolve grievance claims and disputes within time sensitive guidelines; and developed, implemented and facilitated clerical professional development program across locations.

Collaborated with various leaders regarding medical leave of absence process.

Regularly interfaced with Union Leaders regarding employee relations

Ensured adherence to and implementation of all union agreements for BN, Frisco and ATSF railroad employees.

Established rapport with senior leaders and middle management,

Regularly wrote declinations for unsubstantiated claims to Union officials and Labor relations

Regularly led, trained and accomplished work through subordinate staff

Represented the company at claims conferences with Union officials BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY/BNSF RAILWAY Fort Worth, Texas Senior Staffing Specialist (Engineering): 2006 –2008 Talent Acquisition - Coordinated recruiting of management trainees (MTs), experienced first line supervisors (EFLS) and other department employees; interfaced with college officials and students for information sessions and interviews; worked with leadership to determine annual hiring plans and sourced internally and externally online to meet targeted hiring deadlines; employee relations, processed all new hire records, merit increases, promotions and terminations within HRIS system; provided customer service to address applicant inquiries and interview travel.

Met and exceeded the 50% diversity hiring goals for Interns, Management Trainees (MT) and Experienced First Line Supervisors (EFLS)

Consistently ensured target number of Engineering recruits were hired by new hire orientation target dates.

Regularly led, trained and accomplished work through subordinate staff

Represented company at hiring events

LEWISVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT - Lewisville, Texas Human Resources Coordinator

Talent Acquisition - Full recruiting cycle for all substitute teachers; management of 2200 employees and substitute staff; absence/leave management; HRIS administration for SEMS; employee event planning; training facilitation and new hire orientation; skills testing; generated data analysis reports; evaluation and placement; compensation; processed benefits and unemployment claims; resolved employee relations concerns. Education & Certifications:


Master’s degree in Human Resource Management


Bachelor’s degree in English


Urine Drug Collector

SPHR certification in progress


BNSF African American Networking Group – Chair (2014 - 2017), Vice Chair and Board Member since 2007 (~300 members)

BNSF Women’s Network – Member since 2007

BNSF Junior Achievement – Member since 2008

BNSF RailPac – Member since 2010

Junior League of Bryan/College Station – Lifetime Member

Executive Secretary - Child Welfare Board (College Station branch)

National Association of Female Executives (nominated and inducted)

Who's Who Among American High Schools, College and University Students

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